Parent Power | Social Change | Intergenerational Leadership
The Social & Family Justice Institute is a convening of cross-sector stakeholders and partners to advance an agenda that promotes community, uplifts parents, and cultivates leadership. The theme of this year’s Institute focuses on harnessing parents’ power to create social change. Parenting Journey will conversations with other inspired thought-partners to discuss what’s at stake for families at this critical time in our country.
October 22, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE — LOCATION HAS CHANGED: We look forward to seeing you at The Boston Foundation, 75 Arlington St., 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02116.
Join advocates and professionals from nonprofits, government, foundations, and businesses to stand in unity for change and to confront systems in our society that disproportionately affect people of color, low-income families, and immigrants.
The Social & Family Justice Institute will begin with a registration and breakfast, followed by a keynote session, panel discussions, and presentations on innovative approaches to engaging parents and advancing pro-equity policies that enable all families to thrive.
- 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
- 9:00 a.m. Opening
- 9:20 a.m. Keynote
- 9:40 a.m. Board Business & Electing New Members
- 9:50 a.m. Panel Discussion
- 10:35 a.m. Break
- 10:45 a.m. Presentations
- Family Engagement as a Tool to Cultivate Leadership
- Education: Strengthening adult literacy programs through media and technology
- 11:45 a.m. Closing
Family Engagement as a Tool to Cultivate Leadership
Danubia Camargos Silva, Ed. M., BPS Parent Leader and Gardner Pilot Academy Community School Manager
Latoya Gayle, Co-Founder, Phenomenal Moms
In this interactive workshop we will share our Journeys as parent leaders. We will also give examples of authentic parent engagement, and provide strategies to effectively engage parents in ways that facilitate the growth of leadership skills they can can use to advocate for and organize for social change.
Video as a Critical Tool to Harness Parents’ Power to Organize Social Change: Implications for Reimagining Our Roles in the Work
Dr. Suzanne Carothers, Retired Professor, N.Y.U.
Anthony Tassi, CEO, Literacy Partners
An anchoring premise of this session is we all are surrounded by images which influence our attitudes and assumptions about other people and ourselves. Through active audience participation, the attendees at this session will engage in meaningful conversation and activities designed to deepen our understanding of who we are in the work of promoting Parental Voice. By exploring the power of images in contextualizing the challenges Parents face, we will focus on how race, class, and gender are represented in the media, and how these representations can influence us and other people who also work on behalf of Parents.
Participants will apply these insights to a case study of a family literacy program creating a video series to engage, support and organize Parents. We will seek input into the practical issues of how to create counter-narratives that better reflect the realities of Parents and their true potential.
The goal of this session is to incite a broadening and deepening of our thinking and practice.
Keynote Speaker Adam J. Foss
Individual tickets are $35 per person. Discounts may be available for groups; for more information please email Development Manager Karla Aguilar or call her at 617.628.8815 x239.
The Boston Foundation | 75 Arlington St., 3rd Floor | Boston | MA | 02116
Green Line: Get off at the Arlington stop. You will exit onto the corner of Arlington Street and Boylston Street. Follow Arlington Street southbound. 75 Arlington Street will be two short blocks ahead, on your right, just past St. James Avenue and across from the Park Plaza Hotel.
Orange Line: Get off at the Back Bay stop. Head north on Dartmouth St. towards the southwest corridor path. Turn right onto Stuart Street. Turn left onto Arlington. 75 Arlington Street will be on the left.
Individuals and businesses are invited to sponsor the inaugural Social & Family Justice Institute.
Please consider maximizing your impact through one of our corporate sponsorship packages, which include great opportunities for brand exposure. Please email Development Manager, Karla Aguilar, or call her at 617.628.8815 x239 for more information.
Email Development Manager, Karla Aguilar, or call her at 617.628.8815 x239 for more information.